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Fred's Not Here Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Crispy Coconut Shrimps
Bruschetta"La Bomba"
Yukon Gold Frites
Fred's Caesar Salad
Mixed Field Greens w/ Balsamic Vinaigrette
Crispy Chicken & Shrimp Spring Rolls w/ Dipping Sauce
Homemade Meatballs w/ Spaghettini Marinara
Linguine w/ Marinara Sauce
Linguine Alfredo w/ Grilled Chicken & Mushrooms
Slow Cooked Beef Pot Roast w/ Rigatoni Marinara
Casual Bistro located in the heart of Entertainment District specialize in wood grilled steaks & lobster. Certified Angus, USDA Prime and Ontario Dry Aged Beef grilled over Canada"s first commercial indoor hickory & oak fired pellet char-broiler
$11 - $37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Celebrating a milestone birthday by going to see a matinee show and stopped in for a bite to eat before. What a great place! Our server Andrew was AWESOME... The three of us were very pleased with our steak lunch... absolutely done to perfection. The...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank Pacesetters2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a very good meal here and received excellent friendly service. We found that this was one of the few higher class restaurants in downtown Toronto that had a kids menu. With a family with folks ranging from 1 to 65, everyone was able...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank gdh100
Reviewed 1 week ago

A convenient establishment to enjoy a meal before the production. Excellent staff, eager to please our large group.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 990annr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here before a Wednesday matinee show. If you search for The Red Tomato, it says it is closed, but if you search for Fred's Not Here, it says it is open. We took a chance and it was open. Our server, Andrew, was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank sfischl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to have a great meal, you had better hurry, as Freds Not Here will literally soon be gone; the street will be undergoing a major change and this historic venure will disappear.

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank L-Bonvoyage
Reviewed May 9, 2019

We came here with friends to have dinner before attending a concert. My review will list the pros and cons. The Caesar Salad was watery and tasteless. The steaks that we ordered medium rare were prepared between medium and well done. On the positive side,...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank snworb
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

Came here without a reservation on a Saturday night and they were able to seat us down in the Red Tomato and let us order off the steak menu. Escargot and shrimp appetizers were excellent and steak and lobster was perfect. Our waiter, wish I...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank 155alk
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Super cozy atmosphere for a snowy afternoon in Toronto. Had the Come From Away martinis and a grilled chicken salad bowl. Everything was excellent! Would highly recommend (particularly for theatre goers)

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Meghan2525
Reviewed February 26, 2019

We had dinner at this restaurant and were very pleased. The steak frites that I had were excellent. The atmoshere was nice too

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Firespk
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

Had a great meal after a matinee show. Needed a reservation but wasn’t very busy at 430! Lots of before Mirvish show patrons started streaming in soon after Liked the variety of menu options. Other couple had seafood chowder, which was excellent. My escargots were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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October 11, 2017|
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Response from Scarberian | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's just a catchy name, but I'm just guessing. Best to ask the owner (416-971-9155), maybe Fred himself will answer (just kidding, of course).
May 26, 2017|
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Response from Scarberian | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they serve individual pizzas. As I mentioned in my review, we each ordered individual pizzas, size 11", just the right size for one person. Incidentally, you won't find pizzas on the restaurant's online lunch or... More
March 22, 2017|
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Response from Rosso P | Property representative |
We can offer your our $29.99 two-course menu during the lunch period if interested. Please visit website under "special" Thank you. Fred
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